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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATES.
FACTS AND GOSSIP ABOUT GREELEY
The Latent Rewa by the Wires-First
Week of the Canvass-The Blue Hen's
Chickens at Cincinnati.
MOBILE, May 14.
The Mobile Daily Tribune hoists the names
of Greeley and Brown at the mast-head this
morning, subject to the action of the people,
through their representative convention,
which meets In Montgomery on the 18th June
A Wise Decision-Horace Greeley Un.
splices the Tribune.
NEW TORE, May 14.
Tue Tribune to-morrow publishes the follow?
The Tribune has ceased to be a party organ,
but the unexpected nomination of Its editor at
Cinclnnail seems io involve a new embarrass?
ment. All mu?' be aware that the position ol
a journalist who is, at the same lime, a candi?
date, ls at tho best irksome and difficult; that
he ls fettered in action, and real rained in
criticism by the knowledge that whatever be
might say, or do. is closely scanned by thous?
and* eager to find in lt what may be so inter?
preted as to annoy or perplex those who are
supporting him as a candidate, and to whom
his shackled condition will not permit him to
be serviceable. The undesigned, therefore,
withdraws absolutely irom the conduct of ihe
Tribune, and will henceforth, until further
notice, exercise no control nor supervision
over its co lu IUDS.
(Signed. ) . HOBACE GREELK T.
The editorial management of the Tribune
falls upon Mr. Whitelaw Reid.
The Regular Republican Nominee Beal?
en by Boitera.
NEW EATEN, May 14
The coalition to elect Senator Ferry has
succeeded. The House, to-day, gave him six?
teen majority, and the Senate gave Hawley
seven majority. Ferry's majority on joint bal?
lot on Wednesday will be nine or ten. Haw?
ley was the regular Republican nominee.
ONE WEEF. OF TELE CAMPAIGN.
[From the New York Tribune.]
Just a week has elapsed since the country,
received the unexpected news of the Ginclc- I
natl nominations. Io this Interval political*/
movements and changes hava been so rapid
that they can hardly be realized without a re- ;
1. The Democratic National Committee has
Issued lbs formal call tor a National Conven?
tion at Baltimore on the 9; h or July. The
action was nowhere unexpected; among poli?
ticians lt bas for month's been regarded as ab?
solutely certain; and yet lt seems to be re?
ceived in various quarters with (perhaps not
unusual) expressions of dissatisfaction.
2. T.ne Tennessee Democratic State Conven?
tion has. by a vote ot 721 to 132, declared for
the Cincinnati ticket, protested against the
presentation of rival candidates by the Na?
tional Democratic Convention as unwise, un- J
necessary and exceedingly dangerous to the
welfare of the people, and Instructed the dele?
gates thereto to act in the spirit of this decla?
3. Tbe Tennessee Liberal Republicans are I i
reported aa resolved, anyway, on a separate f
4. The temper of the South seems quite
generally favorable to the Cincinnati ticket.
Expressions like that of the Tennessee Con?
vention are common from local organizations.
Prominent Southerners like Garret, Davis,
General J. B. Gordon, Governor Brown, of |
Tennessee, Edward A. Pollard, General Imbo
den, of Virginia, General Bates, of Tennessee,
and many others, including men who signed
the calls for Philadelphia, and delegates elect
thereto, have either publicly or privately ex
Eressed their sympathy with Cincinnati. I
mading papers like the Louisville Courier-11
Journal, which seemed at first dis-11
posed to bold back a little, say that,
whether the leaders will or no, tbe people
.'have made up their minds to go the Cin?
cinnati ticket with a whoop." The Cincinnati
Enquirer, whloh represents a large Southern
constituency, holds even more emphatic
language. The bk Louis Re pub kan ls out?
spoken; the Richmond papers take tue same
view; the New Orleans Picayune and Times j
commend toe ticket to the support of the
D?mocratie parly. So do the Memphis Ava?
lanche, Appeal, and Ledger, the Nashville
Banner, and Union and American, the Charles?
ton Courier and NEWS, and scores of other
Southern journals hardly lees conspicuous ia
their own localities.. Hundreds ol private let?
ters from men of known standing are, even
more explicit than the public expressions of ]
leading politicians and journals. But, on tbe
other Sand, Alexander H. Stephens earnestly
opposes the Cincinnati ticket, and demands .
straight Democratic nominations, and he un
douotedly represents a considerable leellng, .
which will IR time make Itself heard. j
5. There bas been serious dissatisfaction
with the Germans, who constitute a mala ele?
ment of Liberal Republican strength. Exci?
ted German editors at Cincinnati declared
that not aGermau newspaper would support
the nominations. But the next day one or
the moat widely circulated and Influential of
them ali. Carl Scburz'a Wes'liehe Putt, came , ,
out manfully for ticket and platiorm. The I
Cincinnati German papers opposed, that oi I
New Orleans supported the ticket. In New 11
Tork they divided, but the Sta its Zeitung
(Democratic) seems resolved on opposition. 11
In Chicago they faVv r lt; and the Westliche | ;
Post, of St. Louis, yesterday published favor?
able extracts from about twenty in different
fiarte of the West, crowning the list wi h a
etter from Governor Koerner, of Illinois,
heartily accepting the results or the couven- | j
tlon., On the whole, it may be fairly said that
German feeling, especially among Bepnbli-,
cans, ls much more kindly than on the morn-1
ing after the nomination, but that, there ls I
6. Tbe Independent Republican press sup?
ports the ticket heartily. The Chicago Tri?
bune was the earliest in the field with unquali?
fied and cordial support. The Cincinnati
Commercial and Sprtigfleld Republican were
scarcely later. And. ot the other and able
journals which helped to carry the movement
up to the Cinclnnail Convention, not one, save
the Evening Post of this elly, ls now recalled
as having abandoned it.
7. A large majority ot the Democratic press
either openly favor the Cincinnati ticket or
speak of lt as one they could cordially sup?
port If approved by their convention. A
decided and able minority, led by me World
of this city, oppose it with some heat.
Sr The movement has wrought a marked I ;
change in the tone of the Renomination oruanc 11
They bega a with jeers, but at ihe end of the 11
first week evince already unmistakable signs
of regarding lt as a very serious piece of busi?
ness. They have quit abusing General Schurz,
and bis principal s.anderer bas indeed taken io
Eraising him. There ls less talk about ?. sore
ead8." There are mysterious and probably
baseless rumors about throwing Grunt over?
board at Philadelphia: and the names ot Blaine,
Colfax, Boutwell, ana Wilson, get significant
mention. A brother-in-law ol Governor Mor?
ton appears with numerous private and con?
fidential letters, urning that Indiana statesman
as the only Pre-ldential candidate who can
save the party; and Governor Morion hastens
into telegraphic correspondence with the
West.'disavowing his brother-in-law, and re?
newing his oaths of allegiance.
9. Ratification meetings andt the formation
of Liberal Republican clubs for the campaign
are already common, although the organiza?
tion for the campaign has hardly yet been ap?
proached-the committee for this State not
even having its first meeting until Tuesday
aiternoon of next week.
-We have aimed to set forth the exact sit?
uation, dispassionately and fairly. On the
whole, Liberal Republicans have every reason
to be satisfied with the first week's showing In
their campaign. _
A QUESTION OF HOPE OR DISASTER
FOR THE SOUTH.
[From the Columbia Phoenix.
The question that the convention will be
called upon to settle Is one upon which the
Sooth is entitled to be heard. According to
Se lights at present before us, it is undenta
5 that the Southern Democrats and Conser
vatlves axe overwhelmingly In lavorof using
Liberalism to defeat Radicalism. They should
siand In the Baltimore Convention prepared
with their votes and their energies to impress
upon the convention the Southern view of
the emergency. In the declsion% the great
question before the country the voice 01 the
Southern Democracy should be heard, and
the Northern Democracy should heed it, tor
with us the question, il not one of life or
death, 1B at least one of hope or disaster.
A FUNNY REVELAT/CN.
George Alfred Townsend Tells Che Story
of How Delaware Voted ut Cincin?
The following communication was sent to
the Philadelphia Press (Administration, as
To the Editor of Ute Free Press:
SIR-The lollowing editorial paragraph from
your issue of Monday is ai hand:
A friend in Deiaw re wires io ns for informa?
tion concerning tb delegation at cincinnati from
his State, wblch c st six votes rorAdaujg. He
hdB uo kLOwltdge of ti.e ? leaton or tv. n <he self
app lntmeut of d?testai es irum <he litile Com?
monwealth, ai d hence tue qu ry audress-d to ns.
Tina, like qnUe a number ot other -anjees in cun
ni-ctlun with iii? cincinnati Convention, ls one of
those things "i hat no fe low ctn Und our."
I want every fellow to find out all about lt
The subscriber had that pleasure aloue. He
was so well known to be a nat iv?: of the State
of Delaware-uever having voted elsewhere
amt to be a writer in lavorof the liberalization
of bot h parties, pan icu any the ruling party,
that the Administration journals accused him
ofadesign to appear at Cincinnati and vote
Delaware there. A paragraph lo inls effect,
conce.ved In littleness like to Its form, went
on its travels, and by the lime I arrived in
Cincinnati to act in the liue ol my profession,
le ii era and telegrams came to me froot Dela?
ware-from ci lleglaiea of Newark, people of
my native county of Sussex, and folks of tue
City ot Wilmington-advising me that the
Liberal Republicans ot Delaware were pleased
to hear tn at ihey would nut be without a dele
gate. Had none of these messages been re?
ceived, I should have voted anyhow as a Dela- j
warean hy bl1 th. Interests, ano by Intentions
ol residence aud citizenship never abandoned
since ray boj hood, and which, long ere this,
had been gratified, except by my roving at
tachment to the profession of the illustrious
mm whom we nomiuated nt Cincinnati, aud
wli ose old white coat, as Chateaubriand si ld
of Napoleou's redingote 'gris, has alreaiy
"made all the politicians ol lue continent run
The name of Delaware vas called in my
bearing bet?re all me committees, without re?
sponse. At last I presented my name before
the committee on credent ials, where I Wu?
perhaps, not the only solitary representative
of a Stute; for this was called as a "mass con?
vention." But times hare also been when as
large a Slat* as Pennsylvania had oniy one
voice in a 'Tegular" convention, the echoes,
however, counting. Io this convention at
Ulocinnati every delegate counted, and none
were echoes. I was recognized, and cast six
votes alternately for Adams and Trumbull- '
the nile adopted* being that where a State was I
partly represented, the fractional representa- ,
lion should still give the whole vote. In our
Delegation there was no division. We never
retired to consult. In the language of Carl
?churz, l,we meant business." Finally we ac?
cepted Horace Greeley with entire unanimity- I.
one blue ben sitting on six electoral eggs wlih
ease. It was remarked that as we were the M
drat State to ratity the constitution, we were
tue easiest to please and fall Into accord at
Cincinnati. The following was the resolution
we drew UD to report to the people ol' our I(
3tate: ". !
First in war was Uncle Horace, when he
outlined all the campaign with "On to Rich?
mond;" first In peace when be appeared at
Richmond, conqueror, and took the most
ttrleved man in ihe fallen cause by the hand,
bound up his wounds, poured in Hie bli with- f
mit the wine, and became his surety with the
mild-mannered landlord. And when we prove 1
lim, next November, first In the hearts of his t
:ountrymen, somebody may perhaps ask, ?
rvlihoot, captiousness, "Who cast the six
potes of Delaware for Horace Greeley's nomi- '
aa Ion ?" I bhalt be read v to answer as cheer- 1
fully then as DOW, and I believe my children
will approve it. They were given oy (yours I,
truly,) GEO. ALFRED TOWNSEND.
Washington City, May 10, 1872.
Races In the Went anil North.
LEXINGTON, May 14. '
The first race was won by Holy wood-Mme <
?.4H and 3.39<j; the second race by P.antage- t
let-time 2.44. ?
NASHVILLE, May 15.
In the first rrvce Doubleout was the winner.
Time 1.50 and 1.474; In ihe second race Eland
ffUB the winner- lime 1.47* and 1 4C?.
NKW YORK, May 14.
There were five trots at Fleetwood Park
yesterday. The first was won by Frank, In 11
.tiree neats-best time 3.06; second won by j ?
Belle Jones, In five heats-best time 2.514;
;tilrd won bv G-o. L. Patchen. In four heats
lest time 2.58; fourth won by Starlight, in four
leats-beet lime 2.43$; filth won by David, In
;wo heals-2.55. _
THE FALLEN TREATY.
LOSDIN, May 13.
The London journals this morning devote
nuch space In their editorial columns to re
narks upon ihe explanations regarding the
ndtrect claims and the positl-m ol the Kug
lab Government, mad? In the House ul Lords
ast night by Sari Granville, and In the House
>! Commons by Mr. Gladstone. The Journals
ip prove ol the negotiations now proceeding,
m^doubl concurrence latnem by the United
i lutea Senate.
WAPHINQTON, May 14.
The committee on loreign reiailons of the
Senate neut a meeting to day on the additional
irlicleof the Treaty ol Washington. They came
o nb concludion. The committee meets again
.d-morrow. Tue opinion of the Se?are has
not yet developed itself, although me meas?
ure as an administration proposition wl.l, it ls
.houghr, be ratified.
COTTON A O UL TERA HON.
[From the New York Bulletin.]
We learn from private and public sources
hat serious complaints are made in .ino En?
glish manufacturing dlsttlcts of the adultera-I
ion and false pacalng of American cotton.
The evil ls increasing to qutte a considerable
xteit, and ls by no means limited to isolated
lases, such as would warrant the favorable In
:er pre tallou of accidental Invoicing or careless
?ia nd li ii g. A letter from a "choked cotton
spinner" affords a fair illustration of the evils
List week I bought cotton showing no
sand In sample; on arrival at the mill the out
Ides of th? bales were fouud equal to sample
md passed? To my astonishment, the loss In
Br.-t process was ll per cent., where lt should
nave been 5 per ceut.; und on Inquiry of the
mixers 1 lound that ihe Interior of ihe ba'es
bad been BO dusty und sandy that they could
with difDculiy remain io the room whilst mix?
ing. Caunot our Manchester Chamber of Com?
merce take the subject up, or suv the Liver?
pool Association oi Colton Brokers ? The
Eibove case ls no isolated one. Tbls week. In
a delivery of cotton, I lound hulf the bales in a
similar state, but being wiser this time, sent
them back to Liverpool."
We direct pub.lc attention to this subject in
the earnest hope that it may lead to a prompt
sorrection of the evils complained ot. Our
leading brokers and the cotton associations
should investigate lt, aud take such action as
may tend lo lamen the responsibility for un?
fair dealing on the guilty parties. It takes
only a few such cases of dishonest sampling
io fix a stigma on the general reputation of
American merchants that is wholly undeserv?
ed. Apart Irom all considera ion ot tue mor?
ally of transactions of this klod, lt ls to be ob
Helved that uuihing can be more damaging in
a pecuniary sense. The consumers promptly
detect the imposition, and in their future
purchases they make deductions lo cover all
risks ol' losses by adulteration, and in this way
Innocent dealers may be forced to suffer for
the guilty. Some years ago, similar com
plaluts relative to the packing ol' hast India
cotton, which arose, however, from Ignorance
in handling aud preparation, rather thun ft om
Intentions of dishonesty, torced down the
ptlceol ihe staple, and thus led to a correc?
tion of the praciice. It Is to be hoped that in
this case it will be sufficient lo direct the at?
tention of the colton, interests to ihe subject
in order to secure a prompt redress.
THE CITY COUNCIL.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE REGULAR
The Opposition to the Enterprise Rail?
road-Connell Employs Two Counsel
to Defend the Rights of tbe City.
A regular meeting of Council waa held yea
terday afternoon at Ave o'clock; present the
Mayor and Aldermen O'Neill, Bowen, Smith,
Vulgt, Gage, Garret, Kenny, Sweegao, Moran,
Brown, Pelzer, Slmonds, Blgwald and Glover.
Alter reading the minutes of the last regular
?meeting, the clerk read the minutes of a con?
ference held la the Council Hall on the 8th
inst., for the purpose ot considering the action
of the Enterprise Bailroad at that conference.
The opinions of the city attorney and city re?
corder were read at length, and after some
debate the foUowlng resolution was passed
Resolved, That eminent legal counsel be ob?
tained at once, and, if possible, legal stens be
immediately intituled to prevent the Enter?
prise Bailroad from laying their traes: through
our streets without the ascent of Council; and
that tiie Mayor be authorized and directed to
employ Messrs. James Simons, Sr., and M. P.
O'Connor; provided these gentlemen can be
retained at a reasonable expense.
Alderman Voigt moved that the minutes of
the conference be confirmed as the action of
Council, which was done.
were read and disposed of as follows:
Of Pioneer Steam Fire Engine Company
showing the dilapidated condition ot ware
house in Market street where their engine is
kept, and asking to be allowed to erect a
house on the vacant lot first mentioned by
them under the fire loan act. Referred to
tbe committee on the dre loan fund.
Of residents lu Aiken's Row for a gas lamp
to be Ut and a policeman to be stationed there
In the afternoon at least, the lives of children
being endangered by rowdy boys throwing
brickbats. The Mayor stated tbat the lamp
would be lighted under the new arrangement
svlth the gas company, and suggested that the
part relating to a policeman be referred to the
:hlel of police. Agreed to.
OfD. Biker, to be allowed to put up a forty
norse power steam engine on Gadsden Creek,
it the head of Fludd street. Referred to the
committee on steam engines and machinery,
?vith power to act.
The report of the committee of the Board of
(rade on the introduction of pure water Into
;he city was read and referred to the commu?
?e on public institutions, buildings and
Of the surgeotfbf the City Hospital for the
nonth of April. Received as Information
Of the city sheriff, for April, 1872, showing
be total receipts for the month to have been
>2805 12. Referred to the committee on ac
Of the city attorney in relation to the taking
>f land for the widening of streets and advis
ng, la case of opposition on the part of ci tl
lens, how the Council should proceed. Re
delved as Information.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
"Ou contracts, reported the following bids lo
inswef to calls for offers to repair the build
ng tn Hayne street for the' engine-house for
.he Young America Fire Company: F. Lucas,
S3847; J. W. Sawner, $2145; Wm. Wallace,
(2500; Geo. W. Eagan, $2150. they moved
;hat of J. W. Sawner be accepted. Agreed to
Alderman Voigt, of the committee on city
ands, said he had no report lo make, but
?vould Inform Council that, owing to the Judg
ruent got by their client for past due city slock
lot being satisfied, Je ss rs. Duryea t Cjhen
lad levied upon the Artesian Wells and offer
ii them for sale. That as chairman ot the
committee he had communicated with the city
morney, through whom the parlies levying
lad brea enjoined from proceeding further,
The latter had then levied on the properly of
.ho city lu Calhoun street and on Union
ff harv? s. which levy had also been stopped
Alderman Slmonds asked If the alderman
nought he could prevent the defendants from
telling the city property.
Alderman Voigt replied that he was conn,
lent he could.
On accounts, reported $1463 62 of bills, and
no ved their reference to tbe city treasurer
or verification and settlement. Adopted.
From the colored fire companies, Inviting
Council to review the hand eoglnes of the
lepartment on their parade, on the 20th In ?
itant, at ten o'clock. Alderman Sweegan j
noved its acceptance. Carried. ^
From commissioners of Almshouse, to have j
.he same repaired. Referred to the commit
;ee on public buildings.
From A. C. Welton, la rel allon to the artesian j '
?veils, for working of the six months ending I ^
1st May, and showing a balance of $244 in fa
,-or of the city. Referred to the committee on
B ll to alter and amend an ordinance regu
atlng licenses for 1872, by making street rail?
ways pay $100 per car, Instead ot $1000 as a
whole, was taken up for its second reading.
Alderman Vulgt moved to amend by insert?
ing after $100, "for every freight car $200."
Alderman Sweegan moved to amend oy
saying $500 Instead of $200. He was satisfied
that $5000 per car could not repay the damage
:he new city railway was to do to the elly,
ind ihey could not discriminate, but must
legislate dow for all.
Alderman Moran said he was the author of
the bill, and did not refer to any but the pres?
ent eity railway when he drew lt up.
Alderman Pelzer asked for information as
to whether this new road was liable to incor?
poration lax, SB lt did not seem so lrom the
manner In wnlch they had gone to work.
Alderman Slmonds said he was opposed to
this special l?gislation. He did not see why
in trying to strike at tblB nsw road they should
double tax the old company. He was re- j
juested by the president of the present rail- i
road company if the matter came up in Conn- \
ill to_reque8t that it be laid over until he j
;oul:r:ay before Council Borne Important Infor?
mation on the subject.
Alderman Voigt withdrew his amendment,
ind moved the postponement of the bill, j j
The bill to abolish the detective office
was brought up, and on motion of Alderman
Voigt was postponed.
Alderman Voigt further stated that he had
been called on by Messrs. James Simons and
M. P. O'Connor, who were now preparing an
opinion In the matter of the Enterprise Rail?
At this point in the proceedings the Mayor
stated that the hour for the meeting had been
chosen at the request of a large number of
the aldermen, but it required a resolution to
change it permanently. Alderman O'Neill
moved that five o'clock be taken as the regu?
lar hour. After some discussion the motion
Alderman Brown mored that as the noise
from the streets incommoded the Council at ?
their meeting, that the streets around the City
Hall, from the park gate In Broad street)
around in Meeting to Chalmers street, be laid
with the Ballard parements as a test
Alderman Gage said he did not think it j
adrisable to tear up a good parement, while |
so many other streets bad no parement at all.
Alderman Sweegan spoke to the same ef?
Alderman SI monds said he was opposed to
any street improvements as long as any body
with a charter from the State could hare the
power of tearing up our streets without ask?
ing the leave of Council.
Alderman Voigt mored to refer the matter
ot a Ballard pavement to the committee on
A communication was read from General
James Simons and the Hon. M. P. O'Connor to
the effect that the rights assumed by the En?
terprise Railroad were Invasive of the rights
of the charter of the elly and of the people.
That the question was full of doubt, and they
knew not bow the case would terminate, but
they would undertake the case for one thous?
and dollars each.
Alderman Voigt moved that the offer of |
these gentlemen be accepted, and hoped the
Council would sustain bim In testing a ques?
tion where the rights of the corporation to a j
much greater amount were concerned.
Alderman Gage said the question was most
uncertain and the fault was not In the couria,
but lu the bigger power behind-the State
Legislature-against which they bad no
Alderman O'Neill mored that the matter be
DOSI poned for the present.
Alderman Sweegan ably seconded Mr
Alderman Gage again expressed his opinion
bat the city attorney was the proper person
o more for the Council in this matter, and
;hat the action proposed would Ignore him
mtlrely. It must be a rery uncertain ques
lon where lawyers would not take such a big
tase on the chance of success. Alderman
r'olgi'a motion was ihen put and carried.
On motion, Council then adjourned.
MORTUARY REPORT FOR THE WEEK.
The following ls the official return of deaths
or the City of Charleston, for the week end
ng May ll, 1872 :
BLACKS OR COL
i r o n c h lt 1 B,
N Ismus, N a a
cen* I nm.
lu p t u r e ot
Whites 7, Blacks and uoiored 21-total 28.
Inder l year or age.
ietween l and ? years of ate.
let ween 6 and 10 years of age.
ietween 10 and 20 v ears of age.
let wee o 2o and S') years of age.
ietween 30 and 40 year- of age.
ietween 60 and 60 years ol age.
Ietween 00 and 70 years of age.
ietween 80 and 00 years of aga.
Qxo. 8. PELZBR. M. ID., city Registrar.
Hotel Arrivals-Ola jr 13.
W. T. Beerlind, M. D., Bush Creek, S. C.
i. IL Boor, W. P. Payne, North Carolina; W.
I. Kennedy, South Carolina; W. P. Rice, City;
L\ M. Stokes, Branchville; A. McB. Peeples,
leaufort; M. Jaeob3, Dixie, S. C. ; W. J. Lee,
Hngstree; Allison Stnoot, Society Hill; Z.
llcbardBon, Hardeevllle; W. J. Carter, South
karolina; L. L. Rice, Barnwell, S. C.; S. A.
torlay. South Carolina; J. M. Johnston,
George's Station; George M. Smith, Memphis;
Y. S. Utsey, Georgetown; A. Johnson, New
fork; W. B. Taylor, Captain E. L. Parker
Mrs. and Miss Morgan, Connecticut: J. 8.
iyao, Baltimore; G. F. Fagget, A. A. Brooks,
Savannah; J. H. Gould, Louisiana; V. W.
imllh, M. A. Smith, F. B Hill and wife, H. C.
?miib, S. M. Halback, Mrs. Stephens, Mrs.
iVebb and chi d, G. E. Slocum and wife, Mrs.
L Band roan, two children And nurse, Miss E.
?oot, New York; D. B. Shaw, Florida; J. G.
Thompson and wife, Beaufort; Miss Boles,
lister and child, Mrs. E. Bolles, J. Dalt imple,
Kew Jersey; R. Holt and wife, Paris; J. M. W.
tarbox, Georgetown; Wm. C. Power, E. M.
jrlfBn, J. W. Williamson, C. H. Manson, South
3arollna; Dr. Hutson, J. C. DePrenloy, Aiken,
-V. S. Defass. Wm. Wallace, Camden; George
?Vh'.tney, F. Whitney, Toronto; J. F. C. DuPre,
Abbeville; Mrs. C. F- Cheverlck, Miss Chever
ck, Massachusetts; H. F. Brown. New York;
mo. Haile, 8. E. Halle, Jr., Mrs. A. Halle and
lerrani, Florid i, Mr. and Mrs. U. H. Epping |
ind daughter, Columbia; Mr. and Mn. J. C.
Solden and daughter, New York; Mrs. Tabor,
ors. Bedford, Geo. . Plant aud wife, Sc Lou-1
s; Mrs. C. Locke and child, Illinois; Rer. J.
3. Campbell, MlfS E. P. Campbell, James M.
Soyt aud wife, E.tou Hoyt, Ohio; M. M. King
nan, Beaufort; Miss Pearson, D. C. Wilson,
Beaulort; J. M. Ezell, Florida; J. D. Taylor,
?ouih Carolina; W. F. Brittain, New York.
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE
NEW YORK, May 14.
In the Methodist Conference to day, the Ber.
Dr. Wild, delegate from Canada, addressed
the conference, saying the Canadian Meiho
11st Episcopal Cnurch would prefer a union
with the Methodist Episcopal Church of the
United States rainer than with other Metho?
dist bodies In Canada, under their present re?
lation with England. He said the Methodist
Episcopal Church In Canuda ls growing more
and more lavorable to the Independence of
church and fctate, for the non-interference of
Europe with this continent, and was political?
ly and religiously growing tired of the inter?
ference ot England. [Applause.] The ad
dress of Dr. WI;d and hts colleague, Dr. Ben?
son, were, on motion ol Dr. Haren, referred
to a committee of nine.
AFFAIRS IN THE STATE.
CHAT FROM COLUMBIA.
Acquittai of m Crazed Murderer-The
Financial Fog-About that Injonc?
tion-The Opening of thc Political
[SPECIAL TBLXOBAM TO THE HEWS.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 14.
Thomas Kirkpatrick, the Canadian who
killed, in his cell In the penitentiary last win
ter, a colored man named Lewis Smith was
acquitted to-day, without the jury leaving
their Beats, on the ground of insanity. Smith
was smashed over the bead and his throat
As to the finances, everybody In this ?State
might as well say they are In a cloud. Parker
has gone to Kew York to effect a seulement
ot the financial agency. The hedge has been
already made on the Blue Bldge scrip. Tbe
New York Inj unction is probably too late, be?
cause the Blue Bldge scrip was issued in origi?
nal packages, and the Injunction was only had
when the Bing tried to print small bills and
alter the large scrip was on the market.
There is a good deal of stir among-the coun?
ty politicians, and heavy demands will be
made lor the. Influence they caa give la the
coming campaign. SALUDA.
?TAXING TUE GOSPEL.
Opinion ot the Attorney General.
[From the Christian Neighbor.]
From Information received in an interview,
May 6, with the aitorney-general of South
Carolina, Hon. D. H. Chamberlain,, we feel
authorized to say to the ministers that so
doubtful is the license-tax law, in Its applica?
tion to the ministry, particularly the li lue rant,
that they may rest quiet until further timely
notice. We are peisuade.d ihat a fuller ac?
quaintance with the peculiar relations of min?
isters to their charges-relations which lt was
hardly possible lor ihe attorney-general sulll
ctently to have known la ail their differ?
ences and bearings-will make lt consist?
ent and clear that excepting, possibly, a few
peculiar cases, the ministers of the Gospel, as
sud), do not come within the purview of the
license-tax; and that lt the Intention of those
who Iramed and those who enacted the law.
can be ascertained, lt will be found that thc
imposing of a license-tax on the ministers of |
the Gospel was not In their thoughts, though
the wording is not as explicit as lt should have
been. The multiplicity of tbepubllc business,
and the obscurity ia tiie wording of the law.
we would, on our own responsibility, mention
as an excuse for any opinion of tbe attorney
general, previously expressed, as subject?
ing the ministers ef the Gospel, as such, to a
JOTTINGS ABOUT TBE STATE.
-Three orphan children from Camden have
been sent lo the Palmetto Home la Columbia.
-Antonie Mark, of Laurens County, was
bailed in Columbia, on Monday, In the sum of I
tlO OOO for his appearance at itie Circuit Coutt |
-A party of Columbia Republicans have
bpgun tne work of reform. The Unions thinks
this movement will be successful 'in freelm:
the party from the thraldom ot Ring politi?
-About one hundred and seventy-five Au
eustoulans dined at the Aiken Hotel on Sun?
day, and some twenty-five or thlny at the
Highland Park. Altogether it was a lively
day in Aiken.
-The Aiken Catholic Church was dedicated
ou Sunday, by Right Rev. I. P?rsico, bishop ot
Savannah, assisted ny several reverend gen?
tlemen ?rom Augusta and Charleston. Bishop
P?rsico delivered an able dedication sermon,
which was listened to with attention by all lc
the large audience.
-Mrs. Darling, wife of Mr. Dar!log, assist?
ant assessor ot Internal revebue, who was
seriously Injured Friday, is in a lair way of re?
covery. The Injuries received were spvere,
and Mrs. D. passed a night of much suffering
between Sunday and Monday. Mrs. Smith's
Injuries were not ro severe.
-Captain R E. McManus, In charge of the
AI icon train, met with an accident lu Augusta
on Sunnay, which came near costing bim his
life. He was engaged In an attempt lo couple
one of the coacties, and while between the
cars they were Jammed together, catching
him between them. Fortunately, he wu*
thinly constructed, orelee he would have been
killed outright; aa it was, he escaped with his
life, but badly bruised.
-Deputy Uulted States Marshals Mount |
and Williams arrived ia Colnmola on Monday
from Oconee Conney with Bev. John S. Ez?dl,
Baptist preacher, and J. J. Ezell, his son, who'
had tied from Span an burg to escape arrest ;
sl-to, W. B. Ward and B. L. Lebanoon, from
Union County. These prisoners, arrested for
violations of the Ku-Klux act, were arrested
on the Severn River, in Oconee County. They
were lodged In the coumyjall.
THE HAPLESS HOW ABB.
WASHINGTON. May 13.
A letter from Cadiz says that Dr. Howard
suffered considerably on thy voyage lrom
being loaded with heavy chains, but upon the
request of the American orflolalB at Cadiz the
chains have been removed. The action of |
Congress relative to his case had not then
reached Dr. Howard nor the Spanish ofilclalB
at Cadiz. _
THE CARLIST INSURRECTION.
Reports have been received irom Canlst
sources that the Insurgents have occupied
Billabo*, and Don Carlos has-emered Biscay.
Tue Cariisis are masters of three Basque pro?
vinces, and an important engagement is ex?
pected in BlBcay.
MADRID, May 14.
Fifteen thousand government troops are
now concentrated In the department ol Bis?
cay. Opposed to them are seven thousand.
Carlista, who adopt .the Fabian policy. Re?
garte, Ello, Boda and several other Carlist j
leaders, who escaped Into France, have been
arrested by the French authorities.
THE WEATHER THIS DAS.
WASHINGTON. May 14.
Clear and partly cloudy weather, and east?
erly to Southerly winds, tor the New England,
Middle and South Atlantic States on Wednes?
day,, thence westward Increasing cloudiness
and easter.y to southerly winds. Dangerous J
winds are not anticipated; but Increasing to
brisk and possibly high winds are probable
for Lakes Michigan and. Superior to-night or
OD Wednesday morning.*
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
New Or!? au a....
?java . nab.
2 -J. 9 ri
NOTB.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will be posted in the rooms or the
Chamber of commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined [by ship?
masters at any time daring the day.
TBE DEFENCE OF FORT SUMTER,
Heroism of Stephen Elliott,
In a communication addressed to the New
York Times, by General G. T. Beauregard, we
find the following reference to the' lamented
Stephen Elliott, ot eur State:
In the defence of Charleston, during the
summer ot 1863, lt became absolutely neces?
sary io hold the north end of Morris leland,
(at tho risk of losing its garrison of one thous?
and men,) long after lt had been pronounced
untenable by its commanding officers, who
were among the most gallant In our servio*,
or that of any other country; but by their zeal,
energy and courage, seconded by the valor ol
their troops, that portion of the Island was
held, from day to day, nearly two months,
against all the land and naval attacks of an
overpowering enemy, and at the.moment of
final attack the garrison was safely withdrawn
with the loss ot only a few men.
About this time (July, 1863.) I determined
to remove the artillery garrison from Fort
Sumter, whose guns bad all been dismounted
or silenced except one, (a twenty-four pound?
er in one ol the retired angles,) the command?
ing officer and his principal subordinates pro?
nounced that lort no longer tenable under the
terrible artillery fire kept up night and day by
the enemy's land and naval batteries against
its crumbling ruins. I concluded at once to
substitute an infantry command for the gal?
lant artillerist*, whose services were absolute?
ly required for the Inner harbor defences,
Just being completed to supply the
place of Fort Sumter, then only flt
for a defendive work in our bands, but
which would have become a most effective
offensive po*li lon in those of the enemy. I
tberelore sent for an intelligent, brave young
officer belonging to the command of Pocotall
go, near Savaunah, Major Stephen Elliott, to
whom I exposed fully the situation, and told
him that the safety of Charleston depended on
our holding the ruins of Fort Stumer with a
garrison not exceeding one hundred and fifty
Infantry and about the same number of labor?
ers. I asked him to go lhere for a few days to
learn personally the exact condition of affairs,
and then to give me his answer. His lea' ures
lighted up, and his large blue-gray eyes flash?
ed at the idea of being put In command of
such an important poet, and he said to me:
"General, I have no need of going lo the
fort to know ils conoitlon-you can issue the
order at once if you will give me a garri?
son of resolute men," but I declined to do so
until he had visited the place in person; be
went that night, (for no communication could
be had with ihe fort In ihe daytime.) and he
returned before daybreak to inform me that
be had seen enough to desire still lhat com?
mand; the order was accordingly given, and
he held those ruins against every attack for
twelve months, atlhe end of which time be
was put In command of a regiment and subse?
quently bf a brigade. At the mine explosion
at Petersburg. In July. 1864, be was desperate?
ly wounded through the body and finally died
at his ruined home In 1869. No country ever
loft a more promising and gallant young
TBE MODERN MARRIED MAN.
The Golden Age, In discussing the question
of marriage, asks, with some anxiety, "Why
does not the modern man marry ?" and then
proceeds to give a number of reasons wby so
many men In these times refrain lrom matri?
mony. The question rs frequently discussed
In the Ne? York papers, and still more fre?
quently by the English press.
But the fact Is the modern man does marry.
He marries notwithstanding ail toe advice toe
newspapers give him on the subject. He mar?
ries Just as the mau of preceding generations
married. The lnstliuiion of marriage ls not
by any means in a state of decay, but flour?
ishes as gaily and luxuriantly as ever lt did.
Il there ne u few meu of tremendous Intellect
or extraordinary sentimentality or hardheart?
edness who remain bachelors, those Whom Mr.
Lincoln called the "plain people" continue to
marry and give In marriage, Just as mankind
are said io have done at the time of ihe flood.
Nearly all men of the proper age for
marrlago In all parts of this country
are married, os any one can And out
by siatlsiics or observation. If anybody
has any doubt on this point let him look
around. We venture io say he will find that
his landlord is married, and that Ms grocer,
butcher, baker, tailor, shoemaker, halter,
editor and doctor, are all married men. He
will And that nearly all bis acquaintances, as
he counts them up, are married. He will
And mat nearly ail the residences, poorer
aod richer, lu all parts ot the city and sub?
urbs, are occupied by men who a*e married,
and who, m> reuver, possess families of re?
spectable magnitude. If be gets at the feel?
ings of ihe younger men ot bis acquaintance
he will find that almost every one of them ex?
pects to get mart led, and If here and there a
weak-minded one talks about remaining a
bachelor all his life, he will And that a
few years ls pretty certain lo work a great
change In his ideas on the subject. If he go
out Into the rural districts among th? farm?
ers, he will find that marriage ls all but uni?
versal, and he will see every reason lo be?
lieve that the rising ganeratlon ls certain to
walk In the footsteps of the one which pre?
ceded it. In Short, wherever he looks, we
venture to say, his observations will bave but
one result, Tney will convince h'm that the
"modern mau" marries, and that the "coming
man" will also marry. We think lt would be
worth while for those who are excited about
the mailer to ponder ll in the way we have
suggested, for we feel sure that their alarm
about the prospects of the human race and the
social st ate would, be quickly diminished.
There Is not the slightest necessltv, there?
fore, for anybody trouollng himself about the
marriage ot the modern man, who la already
married,'or of the proximate man, who, unless
all signs fail, \vl<l be properly married In due
season. The modern women may bu extrava?
gant, or lake-haired, or strong-minded, or
weak-minded, yet all these things are ineffec?
tual to prevent the modern mau from marry?
Tnere is In all large cities a small class of
men conslsiiog principally of club-loungers,
Byronic poets, literary Bohemians,' misers,
philosophers and such llKe, who fall to do
their duty In the marriage business. We sup?
pose that newspaper writers who are* afflicted
about the modern man not marrying must
have this clara In their eye. But this class
ls not a novelty in the world. It existed
In ancient Athens and Borne, and in mediae?
val Constantinople and Venice, Just os it ex?
ists in modern Paris and London. Ic is nu?
merically a small class, and socially an incon?
sequential one. In no part of the country does
lt amount to more than one or two per cent,
of the population. It ls absurd to lake such
a class cs the basis for moralizing on the con?
dition of society, or the conduct of the great
muss ol mankind.
GRANT AND TBE GERMANS.
How the Administration Acted During
the Franco-German War.
A Washington telegram of Saturday says:
Senator ^Stevenson to-day presented his mi?
nority report on the sales ot arms. He rays
that the statute regulating the matter has
been clearly violated. Ordnance Blores were
sold whlcn were not In ihe possession of the
government when th? slat ute wan enacted,
being in tact manufactured lor the purpose.
The arms were not damaged nor unsuitable,
being Inpart the same as those uow In use by
troops lu the field. Officers have lestlt?ed
that higher prices were obtained than II the
arms had been Bold In the method prescribed
by the statute; but whether Itali beirueor
not. it cannot. Justify a palpable infraction ol
ihe law. The s^les reduced the supply ol
breech-loaders In ihe government arsenals be?
low the point deemed by General Dyer essen?
tially necessary. Tho oider of the War De?
partment that ordnauce stores should not be
sold to known agenis of either belligerent
was viol?t d Richardson's name was used as
a blind in place of Remington's after ihe latter
was known ,lo be a French agent. It wa J a
matter of notoriety that the arms were ship?
ped lo Fiance. The order of the Secretary of
War virtually declared that ihe Uniied States
could nor, as a neutral agent, sell arms to
either belligerent, which does not accord with
the view now insisted on in the majority re?
port. The order was not obeyed, and the offi?
cers who failed in this particular deserve
more than ordinary censure.
THE CASE OE DR. HQUBloN.
BALTIMORE, May 14.
In the Superior Court, this morning, tbe
counsel fur the Rev. L. D. Houston flied adec
laratlon In th? libel suit brought by Honiton
against the proprietors ol the Baltimore Amer?
ican, laying the damages atone hundrea-thou
sand dollars. The committee appointed by the
church authorities are about commencing
their orHmal investigation of the charges
against Di. Houston. .
THE HATTON AL CAPITAL.
? ' . - :
WASHTNGTON, May Ii. ?
The House committee on naval attain have
agreed to report lo favor of the construction
ot teo sloops of war.
Io the Senate to-day Scott called up the bill
extending until March 4th the extraordinary
powers conferred on the President In tho En
Klux MIL . .
THE MICHIGAN MINERS' STRIKE.
DETROIT, MrcH., May 14.
A special dispatch from Houghton (-tates
that the strike ls general at Cain xer, Hecla,
Scboolcrait, Quincy, Franklin and Pemablck
Mines. Two thousand men have been en?
gaged. The ringleaders of the Calumet and
Hecla mines were arrested.but were rescued by
the mob from six deputy sheriff-?. No one has
been Injured as yet. The strike has been
going on twelve days.
. SPARKS PROM THE WIRES.
-Edward King, of the Arm of James Bobo
& King, ls elected president of the New York
-The British Parliament adjourned yester?
day. the Commons to the 27th, and the Lords
to the 31st.
jsa~THE RELATIVES, FEIENDTAND
Acquaintances Of Mr. and Mrs. ALFBED HUGER
are resp ec trolly invited to attend, the Funeral Ser*
vices of the former, at St Michael's Church, Tam
MORNING, at hair-past io o'clock. mayi6-?
pkir THE FRIENDS AND ACQUAINT
ANO ES or Mr. and M-s. SAMUEL' A. NELSON
and family are respectfully invited to attend the
funeral of the latter, at Trinity Church, Basel
street, Trna AFTERNOON, at half past 4 o'clock
with- nt farther Invitation. m av ls* \.
~^S^"A GRAND IB?SB FESTIVAL^
ander th9 patronage of the Irish R-fla oin b, will
be in 11 at S?hatzenplatz on97tn and 28th instant.
Cards of invitation, twenty-five coarse-cn, may
be had from the undersigned, and elsewhere, as
will be afterwards announced.
JAMES J. GRACH,
D. O'NEILL, A. O. MAGRATH, JB., A
J-?MKS H. WELSH, T. O'BRIEN.
: may 15-1 ' ' * .
'jm? STATE SUNDAY-SCHOOL CON.-:
VENTION-ORDER OF EXERCISES AT TRINITY
CHURCH: ; ". :..
FUST 8IS310N-WEDNESDAY MORNING. ...
0. 80 o'clock.-Welcome to Delegates. Tempo-'
ra ry Organisation. Appointment of Committee
on Permanent Organization. Religious Exer?
cises. Report of Committee os Permanent Or?
ganization. Election or Officers. Appointment'
of Committees. ";
ll M.-Report of Sunday-School work in each1.
Co nat y ot the State, la Alphabetical Order. -
12.30.-The Bible Authority for .the .Sunday-.
School-Rev. THOMA* SMYTHE, D. D., Rev. W.
P.JACOBS. ... ,
1.80.-Tho Moral and Intel.'ecual Fitness of
Children to Receive Rellglona Impressions and
Tralnlnnf-Rev. A. J. STOKES. ^
2-Opening of Question Box.
: 2 30.-Adjournment. . '
' 8 o'clock.-Pabilo Meeting. Additional Benoni
from Sunday-Schoo's in the State. Addresses: -
1. -History and Progresa of Sunday-Schools
W L. DE PA SS.
2. -1 m portan cs of Sunday-Schools to the Safety ;
and Prosperity of tbe Country-Rev. E. J. ME Y
NARDIE, D. D" and otheis. may 15-1
??r- NOTICE.-AFTEE THE 18TH "
instant, tho steamer PILOT BOY wi ii leave for
Savannah, Beaufort and Way Landings every
WEDNESDAY MORNING, at 8 o'clock.'*
Returning, will leave savannah every THURS- .
DAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock. i . ! .
. RAVEN EL, HOLMES A CO.,
m ay 15 3 Agent?. :
par- NOTICE.-THE BRITISH BABE
"ZiLIA," C. T. Holten Master, from Newport,"
has THIS DAT been catered at the Customhouse, r"
under the Five-Day Act. AU goods not Permitted 1
at the expiration of that time, will be ao?t to tas
public stores. * HENRI CARD,-Agent. ?.
. THE CHARLESTON CHABIT^k*
BLE ASSOCIATION, for the Benoit of the Free .
School Fond-Official Baffle Namberi:
CLASH No. ?01-MORNING.
38-14-53- 4-29-42-72 -28- 9-4'< -dG-oV
CLASS No. 502-BVKNINO. "; U'
fis witness our hands at Charleston this 14th "
day of Hay, 1872.
I FENS PECK,.
. JAMES G1LLILAHD,
maj 16 Sworn Commissioners. ,
^?*IT IS SAID THAT WITHIN THE
last six months five hundred thonaand families
have adopted the "DOLLAR REWARD SOAP" as
the beat. HOWIE, MOISE A DAVIS, Agents,'
Charleston, S. C.
CONSIGNEES FER STEAMSHIP
FALCO ST, from Baltimore, are hereby notified
that she is Tnis DAT discharging cargo at Pier
No. 1, Un,on Wharves. AU Goods not taken away:
at sunset will remain on wharf at Consignees:
risk. MORDECAI A co., - '
m ay 14-2 . AgeutS. :
?&> STATE SUNDAY--CHOOL CON-,
YENTION.-DELEGATES PLEASE NOTICE.-1.
Convention meets In rrinity Church, Basel street,
Charleston, at s A M., WSDNXSOAY, i6th May. ,'
2. Delegates' pay lng rmi rare to city win be re?
turned free by the different Railroads on presen?
tation of a Secretary's certificate.
3. Delega es will report at Trinity Church, where j
homes wul be ass'gned them.
J. BACHMAN HASKELL,
m ay 11-4 Secretary.
ps* CONSIGNEES' NOTICE,-CON-.
SIGNEES by Norwegian Bark D RA CTN ER are
hereby noticed that abe has THIS Dar been en-.
tered under the Five-Day Act. Goods not Per?
mitted at the expiration of that time wUl be sent
to Customhouse Stores. RAVENEL A CO.
may 11-5 ...'.<
DR ANDtK?UN HAVlAU KU-'
TDRNED to the city, offers bis services as sarg eon
Dentist, Dental Booms southwest corner King
and Liberty.stteels, apr30
^rBURNBAM'S SUPERIOR YEAST
POWDERS.-Having used Yeast Powder in our
families for several years, we give a decided pref?
erence above all others to that prepared by
EDWARD S. BURNHAM. Grad?ate or Phartnarv.
No. 421 King street, near Calhoun street, Charles?
ton, S. 0. : King Mansion Boarding House, Julius
Petaca, B. 0. Webb, George L. Holmes, George s.
Pelzer, M. D., John T. Wightman, D. D., William
Smith, Master Machinist, S. c. R- K.